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How to Install Newton Demo

1. Newton requires Microsoft.NET 2.0 or later. If you are running Windows XP, you may need to
download and install .NET from Microsofts website. If you are running Vista, 7, or 8, a newer
version of Microsoft.NET should already be installed on your computer.
2. Download Newton from the following link:
http://www.actek.com/Newton/Newton_Software_Installation.zip
3. Extract the files to a temporary directory. From this directory, double-click setup.exe to install
Newton. Note that the demo version does not use a USB dongle, so the HASP USB drivers
(HASPUserSetup.exe) do not need to be installed.
4. Newton requires the latest DirectX 9.0c drivers. Even if you have a newer version of DirectX, you
might still need to install these drivers. If Newton opens without any errors after installing, then you
do not need these drivers. However, Newton may throw a DirectX error at startup, alerting you to
download and install these drivers from the following link:
http://www.actek.com/Newton/Newton_DirectX.zip
To install the DirectX drivers, double-click the directx_Jun2010_redist.exe file inside the ZIP file. You
will be asked to extract the files to a temporary folder. After extracting the files, open that folder
and double-click DXSETUP.exe to update DirectX.
5. You can now start Newton by clicking on the Newton icon on your desktop, or from the Windows
start menu. The software will start in Viewer Mode. This mode only allows the user to open
Newton DEM results files to view simulation results.

6. To request a demo license, navigate to the Help menu and select Request Demo from the
dropdown menu.

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7. Copy the generated license number to an e-mail and send it to AC-Tek at info@actek.com. We will
then send you a license file serial.lic.

8. Upon receiving the license file from us, copy it into the base Newton directory.
For Windows XP users, this location is usually C:\Program Files\Newton\
For Windows Vista and 7 users, this location is usually C:\Program Files (x86)\Newton\

9. Newton will now start in Demo mode. When starting Newton, you will see this window:

Newton checks the current date and time using NIST internet time servers. Ensure that your PC is
connected to the internet and that a firewall is not blocking TCP Port 13.
This time check is only for Newton Demo. The paid versions of Newton do not use the NIST servers
and do not need an active internet connection, other than to download updates.

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Example Files
Newton includes several example files to help you get started. When you are running Newton Demo,
click File > Open and navigate to the Examples folder inside your Newton installation directory.
For Windows XP users this location is typically C:\Program Files\Newton\Examples
For Windows Vista, 7, and 8 users, this location is typically C:\Program Files (x86)\Newton\Examples
Inside this folder are several example files. The following files are the sample files that can be opened
by the Demo version of Newton:
Example 1 (Demo).nwt
Example 2 (Demo).nwt
Example 3 (Demo).nwt
Each of these files has been set up with the proper simulation parameters and material has already been
generated. After opening any of these files, you can run a simulation by clicking Solver > Run from the
main menu bar.
Example 1 and Example 2 show typical transfer chute simulations, while Example 3 shows a transfer
chute that includes a rotating flop gate which directs flow to one of two lower discharge chutes.

Installation Notes
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Some computers running Windows 7 or Windows 8 may have DPI Scaling enabled. This is the
setting which attempts to scale all font sizes, icons, and applications on your desktop. Newton does
not support DPI Scaling. When it is enabled, the size and position of many of the buttons, labels,
and grids will not be correct. Turn off DPI Scaling when using Newton.

Creating video animations using Newton requires a video compression codec. Your computer may
already have one or more codecs. AC-Tek recommends using either of the following free codecs:

The DivX codec http://www.divx.com

The Xvid codec http://www.xvid.org

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about Newton or getting started, please send an
email to info@actek.com.

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